Rotem Reshef // רתם רשף
Painter and installation artist, graduate of Hamidrasha school of art (Beit Berl), and holds a Master degree from the Reinwardt Academie, Amsterdam. Reshef lives and works in Tel Aviv and in NYC.
Competing with the rapid pace of image consumption on digital media and art world, Reshef’s “ghostly” paintings wish to stop the viewer and engage him with the durational experience of immersion into an artwork. Often presenting the remains of objects, vegetation and body gestures that were part of the creation of the artwork and later removed, Reshef leaves “evidence” on the paintings’ surfaces, creating contemporary, painterly fossils, that present the duration of the creative process and the different stages of art making, from start to finish.